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Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Speech given before the Leeds Anti-Slavery Society in England regarding the inhumanity and cruelty of slavery in the U.S. The speaker discusses how the U.S. is divided into states that allow slavery and those that don't.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,750 word document (text and images)

Title: John Mercer Langston

Speaker or author: Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897.

Newspaper or publication: Nashville Times and True Union

Speech delivered before a mixed race audience in the House of Representatives. The speaker stressed his hope for a brighter future for the former slaves. He spoke of the injustice suffered by slaves over the years since slavery was first established in the U.S. He paid special attention to the contributions and sacrifices that African Americans had made to the country, and his hope for future racial harmony.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,243 word document (text and images)

Title: Martin Robison Delany

Speaker or author: Delany, Martin Robison, 1812-1885

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Overview of a speech delivered when responding to a question regarding his motivation for exploring Africa. The speaker said he was searching for a suitable place for the immigration of free African Americans.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 496 word document (text and image)

Subtitle: What we Want.

Title: Mirror of the Times - August 22, 1857

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Mirror of the Times (1857 - 1862)

The writer expresses to his readers that while things seem to be prosperous for African Americans living in California, there are no laws in place to protect them. He adds that there is also always the potential for laws that limit African Americans even further. He urges his readers to pay close attention to political action in their state.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper columns (two pages)

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Manchester Examiner and Times

Speech against the precepts of the Fugitive Slave Law. The speaker noted that there were some church denominations that countenanced slavery and that this discouraged abolition in the U.S. (Speech 15626 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 293 word document (text and image)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?

Newspaper or publication: Warrington Times

Overview of speech delivered before an English audience regarding the abuses suffered by women and mulattoes held in slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 524 word document (text and images)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?

Newspaper or publication: Warrington Times

Overview of a speech given before an audience in England relating examples of the horrors of slavery. The speaker noted especially the plight of women and children who were held in slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,698 word document (text and images)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?

Newspaper or publication: Manchester Weekly Times

Impassioned speech delivered before an English audience. The speaker recounted examples of the horrors and moral degradation of slavery. She noted that the economics of cotton ruled the mind and morals of slaveholders. She stressed that slavery had not only denied freedom to millions of human beings, but had created a population of poor white people who could not earn a livable wage due to its existence.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,862 word document (text and images)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Intelligencer

Overview of a speech regarding the injustice of American slavery. The speaker asked for the assistance of her British audience in condemning the continuation of the system of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 359 word document (text and images)

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Impassioned speech regarding the sacrifice of men like John Brown, who had been executed a few days before. The speaker emphasized the role of the Church, as well as the government in protecting and continuing the system of slavery in the U.S. They had now gone too far in this role by taking the life of John Brown.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 425 word document (text and images)

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Western Times

Speech relating the speaker's experiences as a slave and his subsequent escape. The speaker also denounced the recently passed Fugitive Slave Law.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,219 word document (text and images)

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Anecdotal speech relating the hardships of the speaker's escape from slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 908 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Speech given before an English audience regarding the inhumanity and abuses of slavery in America. The speaker noted that he felt no prejudice in England, but gave examples of how his life is affected by prejudice in the U.S. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,982 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

Speech given before an English audience regarding the abuses suffered by African Americans due to racial prejudice. The speaker noted that while he loved his country, he couldn't deny the fact of America's inhumanity regarding racial discrimination. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,555 word document (text and images)

Title: William G. Allen

Speaker or author: Allen, William G., fl. 1849-1853

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Times

The speaker offered his views on the ways in which the African race had distinguished itself over countless generations as a race focused on morality and love of mankind. He denounced plans regarding the colonization of Siberia with nominally free black citizens, and emphasized the love of America that was pervasive among the African American people. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,590 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

The speaker proposed that the best way to end slavery is for Europe to boycott cotton grown in the U.S. He advocated that Great Britain and European countries buy cotton grown in Africa instead. This would remove the power of cotton and its contribution to continuing slavery in the U.S. It would also help Liberia to flourish economically.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 297 word document (text and image)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Intelligencer

Overview of speech detailing the economics of slavery. The speaker noted the successes realized by free states when proponents of slavery had expressed the belief that without slavery the country couldn't survive economically. The speaker emphasized the influence of cotton on the continuation of slavery, and spoke against the idea of colonization.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,146 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Bristol Times

Anecdotal speech given before a meeting on American slavery held in Bristol, England. The speaker recounted stories from his life and the lives of others who had experienced the cruelties of slavery. He spoke of the injustices of slavery, and stressed the importance of the support of the British people in the abolition of slavery in the U.S. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 995 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Manchester Examiner and Times

Speech delivered before a British audience denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law, and emphasizing the irony of a country founded on freedom continuing to depend on and encourage slave labor.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 3,290 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Western Times

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law and stressing its cruel uses.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,655 word document (text and images)

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